My Sister's Grave (Tracy Crosswhite, #1) by Robert Dugoni

My Sister's Grave (Tracy Crosswhite, #1)

Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House — a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder — is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.When Sarah’s rema...

Details My Sister's Grave (Tracy Crosswhite, #1)

TitleMy Sister's Grave (Tracy Crosswhite, #1)
Release DateNov 1st, 2014
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Crime, Mystery Thriller

Reviews My Sister's Grave (Tracy Crosswhite, #1)

  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    I can not I can notI can not giveI can not giveI can not give this book the full 5 starsI can not give this book the full 5 stars but I can give it 3.5 and round her up to 4 stars!!!Most mystery/thriller novels are fairly formulaic but while I know this, I generally don't feel it while I'm reading. I've spent some time in *deep meditation* culling through all the reasons this could be and after communing with some book gods and spirit animals I'v...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Twenty years ago Sarah and Tracy Crosswhite entered a shooting competition. The sisters were very close and Sarah knew a secret that something good was going to happen to Tracy so she wanted her to have the perfect day. She intentionally lost the shooting competition to her sister. Tracy leaves with her boyfriend for their special night, warning Sarah to make sure she took the main highway home. Sarah never made it home again.Sarah's disappearanc...
  • James Thane
    My Sister's Grave introduces Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite. Twenty years earlier, her younger sister, Sarah, who was then eighteen, disappeared after the two had participated in a shooting competition. As Tracy went off to dinner with her boyfriend, Sarah left to drive home in the rain and was never seen again. The two sisters had been best of friends and Tracy has never forgiven herself for allowing Sarah to drive home alone. Twent...
  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    It's been a good year for this crime fiction fanatic. I have read some really good books in this genre and this is no exception. My Sister's Grave has a really interesting plot and grabbed me from the word go, I read up to the 80% mark in one sitting, then sadly had to sleep, but finished it when I woke up. Not one minute of boredom whilst reading this. Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s...
  • Linda
    Well now....."You're not a crazy person, Tracy. Obsessed, maybe."Tracy Crosswhite still looks over her shoulder in the direction of her sister's murder twenty years ago. You never get over the death of a loved one and you can never quite cross the bridge. That bridge is paved with the stones of so many unanswered questions and no physical remains.Tracy and her sister, Sarah, were inseparable until the night of her disappearance. Gone. Vanished. O...
  • Theresa Alan
    Twenty years ago, Tracy Crosswhite’s sister went missing. Since then, Tracy has become a detective. Though a convicted rapist was found guilty of her sister’s death, a body was never found, and Tracy has never felt certain that Edmund House was actually the killer. When a body is found, Tracy returns to the small town in Washington state where she grew up and works with a friend from college who is now a lawyer to go over the court case again...
  • Luffy
    Tracy Crosswhite loses her sister, Sarah, who disappears without a trace, when they were young. Tracy uses this watershed of an event to enroll as a homicide detective. When someone is caught as the killer of her sister, Tracy doesn't believe he did it, for reasons of her own.Sarah's body is discovered and that sets the ball rolling for the appeasement and peace of mind for Tracy, and closure too. Recently I've been reading lots of first books in...
  • Christine
    My interest in this series was peaked by two prequel short stories focused on Detective Tracy Crosswhite’s earlier days. I was really drawn to Tracy while reading The Academy, set during Tracy’s Police Academy days, and knew after reading Third Watch, set during her days as a beat cop in Seattle, that I wanted more of this detective. Though it’s not necessary to read the prequels before launching into the novels, Tracy’s early relationshi...
  • Sue
    I wish to thank Amazon Publishing, Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review."MY SISTER’S GRAVE" by Robert Dugoni is a great legal thriller mixed with a classic police procedural. It is a gripping emotional and strong character-driven suspense legal thriller, of one woman’s mission to find her sister’s real killer.This book was very entertaining. The short chapter format briskly moves the story along. The cha...
  • Sheila
    I'm going to be a curmudgeon for a moment. It takes two things to make a great book (OK, that's oversimplified, but bear with me a sec): Being able to tell a good story, and being able to write well. This book has a pretty good grasp on the first part, but utterly fails on the second.The book's plot is fine, if unoriginal--it's nothing we haven't seen before (a cop with a murdered sibling/spouse/child is practically a requirement for a suspense n...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading ListI thought the book was good! There are a lot of twists and turns for sure! And I didn't even pay attention that this is the first book so I'm guessing this is a series! Yay! I like Tracy Crosswhite's character. Tracy is a detective, she decided this when her sister Sarah disappeared 20 years ago and there was never any closure for Tracy. The town of Cedar Grove put a man named Edmund House away for the crime,...
  • Liz
    I listened to this after reading the succeeding 3 books. It's one of the best of the series. Very interesting, well done mystery with some great twists and turns.
  • Zoeytron
    A smart murder mystery, well-written, and a plot that is not too convoluted. Lead characters are believable. I particularly liked Sheriff Roy Calloway, 'tough as a two dollar steak'. I got a real kick out of George Bovine stopping by the office of Dan O'Leary. Okay, so it's a small town in Washington and not Chicago, but this couldn't have been inadvertent on the author's part. Loved it!This was a Kindle-First offering. Enjoyable read.
  • Julie
    My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni is a 2014 Thomas & Mercer publicationThis book has been sitting in my TBR pile for a long time, but finally made it to the top of the heap. This is a pleasure read for me and I am so glad I finally got to enjoy it. This is a unique thriller that kept me guessing all the way to the horrifying conclusion that had me on the edge of my seat and in complete shock. Twenty years ago, Tracy Crosswhite’s world caved ...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Tracy's sister Sarah disappeared 20 years ago and Edmund House, a convicted rapist is accused and jailed for the murder, despite that they never found the body. But Tracy never believed that Edmund was the real killer. Now Sarah's body is finally discovered and Tracy sets out to find the real killer. But it seems that there are people out there that don't want her to know the truth...I was quickly pulled into this story and read almost 60% of the...
  • Michael Slavin
    This book is very interesting but explodes in the last third. A sister dies, and the other sister won’t let go for over 20 years. She even becomes a cop to search for the killer. This takes place in the mountains of Washington State and one of the biggest elements of this story is the snow storm. I love how it creeps into the story and finally takes over. You have courtroom drama, a really bad guy, and a woman who can shoot and won’t take no ...
  • Jan
    While one of the more tame mysteries I've read lately, this is still a solid who-dun-it that has a storyline that was believable. The characters felt real (outside of the author having some fun with their names) and had some depth, but for some reason I was never fully invested in this book.I think what held me back from a higher rating was that this read very monotone for me. I didn't think about this book once I finished reading for the night. ...
  • Brenda
    This book was a great introduction to Tracy Crosswhite. It shows Tracy and her younger sister, Sarah, during their childhood and teen years. Sarah is about to go to college when she's abducted, and her body was never found. Twenty years later, Tracy is a cop in Seattle, but returns to her childhood home when hunters find a burial site in the woods. It also shows how Tracy is dealing with the guilt and how she's believed all these years that the s...
  • Alex ♈
    "I am not . . .""I am not afraid . . ." "I am not afraid of the dark" Strong. Very strong. One of the best heroines I read.Incredibly smart written.Solid crime suspense.Good romance part.Loved the book, hated the crime, cried for Sarah.Highly recommended!
  • ✨Susan✨
    A good start to the series, I liked Tracey Crosswhite more than I thought I would. She is a smart, not too over the top, investigator who unfortunately must return to her home town to investigate her sisters 20 year old unsolved disappearance. Tracey and her sister were inseparable and two of the best young shooters in Washington State. On the evening that Tracy was to be engaged, her sister is abducted, however, Tracey never believes that the ma...
  • Stacey
    Tracy Crosswhite is a great character and the beginning of this series! It was helpful that I read the prequel to get me wanting more and get background information on the characters.My Sister's Grave was a good mystery with a little love interest that I hope develops as the series continues.
  • sue
    Absolutely excellent! This is a thriller at its best for me. I kept flicking the pages and ended up staying up very late [early hours of the morning and tired out the next day] to finish reading it. It so captured every single tingle in me. For 20 years she has been wondering what has happened to her sister. For 20 years she believes the wrong person was blamed. No body to proof anything. I can't tell you too much about this story as it needs to ...
  • Matt
    Dugoni returns after a publication hiatus to introduce the reader to his newest creation, Detective Tracy Crosswhite. In the struggle to come to terms with her sister's kidnapping and suspected murder, Crosswhite cannot help but seek a means of getting much needed answers to end her own speculation. When the body discovered in a wooded area turns out to be that of Sarah Crosswhite, the community is shocked and the drama of the murder resurfaces, ...
  • Jean
    My Sister’s Grave is one of those books that had been on my “Want to Read” list for a while. Now that I’ve read it, I am still trying to figure out how to rate it. Did I like it? Yes. Did I love it? Not quite. I’m hoping that in the process of reviewing the novel, I will be able to decide for myself how much I liked it.I was first introduced to Robert Dugoni and to his main character, Tracy Crosswhite, in his short story, The Academy. T...
  • Mort
    Legal thrillers are not really my thing, which is why I can only think of one I've read in the last decade. However, the blurb tickled me and the reviews seemed that it might be worth the risk.One thing became obvious early on in this novel...Dugoni can write!He pulled me into this story and kept it interesting throughout. I always cringe with the idea that a crucial piece of evidence will appear right BEFORE the end of the trial, or the lawyer w...
  • Linda Strong
    I started out backwards ...not too unusual for me. I read HER FINAL BREATH, second book in the series before this one. Happily, both books are fine as stand-alones.Tracy is a homicide detective who's been searching for her missing sister for the past 20 years. Sara disappeared when she was 18 and was never seen or heard of again. A man was arrested and sent to prison for her murder based on evidence found. That should have satisfied Tracy's need ...
  • Diane S ☔
    A sister's quest to get justice for the murder of her younger sister. A good solid read, believable characters and a storyline with plenty of tension. Had a pretty good idea where the story was going but not how it would get there. Loved the small town feel of, this story and the law officer who will do anything to protect the people of his town. Entertaining and well written, if at times a bit predictable.
  • Cameron Wiggins
    Robert Dugongi has written a very good police procedural/legal thriller. It took me awhile to realize this about My Sister’s Grave. It didn’t come to me right away that I was reading a very good novel. Dugongi’s writing style is a bit loose and somewhat quirky. It is definitely a book that you have to give yourself to. I am a fan of police procedurals and legal thrillers so I would be more apt to like My Sister’s Grave. Tracey Crosswhite ...
  • Carol
    4.5 stars.🌟🌟🌟🌟This was an extremely poignant story and I felt more than a little sad while reading this book. It is a suspenseful and (slightly) dark mystery/ police procedural with a strong female homicide detective at the very heart of it's storyline.Tracy's sister disappeared approx. 20 years ago and that event has since decimated her entire family and changed her life forever.She is no longer a high school chemistry teacher but is...